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Crypto Recap June 27: Coinbase Launches Charity, EOS Proposes New Constitution

Author: CoinLive News Team Jun 28, 2018 at 04:59

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Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of 'Blockchain Island' Plan

Announced Tuesday by Silvio Schembri – a Maltese Member of Parliament and the parliamentary secretary responsible for financial services, digital economy and innovation – 

Kin Cryptocurrency Goes Live in Mega Chat App Kik

Kin, a cryptocurrency developed by the makers of Kik Interactive, has gone live in the popular chat app for a group of 1,000 beta testers.

Coinbase Founder Launches Crypto Charity Platform

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has launched GiveCrypto, a new charity platform which will hold and distribute cryptocurrencies to people in need, according to a Medium post, published June 27.

Blockstream’s Lightning Network Implementation Enters Beta, Includes TOR Support

The 0.6 release of Blockstream’s scalability solution for Bitcoin, c-lightning, has been released. With this Lightning Network implementation, which is written in the C programming language.

Dan Larimer Releases Draft Proposal of New EOS Constitution

After proposing that the EOS project scrape its original Constitution, as CCN reported earlier today, Daniel Larimer, the creator of EOS, has now released a revised proposal.

FBI Agent Confirms 130 Crypto-Related Investigations

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

The SEC Is Seeking Comment on Yet Another Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is once again seeking comments on a potential bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Pornhub Adds Tron, ZenCash as Crypto Payment Options

The popular adult entertainment website Pornhub has announced that it will accept two other cryptocurrencies – Tron and ZenCash – as payment.

Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer

Digital money platform Uphold is looking to become a broker-dealer in the U.S. after acquiring a registered firm called JNK Securities, it was announced Wednesday.

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that blockchain is a bubble similar to that of the dotcom era, but that it could have potential in the future, CNBC reported yesterday, June 26.

Study: Low Reliability for Successfully Routing Payments on Lightning Network

A study conducted by Diar has revealed that “the reliability of successfully routing a payment on the Lightning Network is still quite low.” 

Report: Central Bank Digital Currency Could Provide Stability, But Crypto Is Too Volatile

Economic researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy have identified digital currencies issued by a central bank as an opportunity for a more stable financial system...

Homeland Security Agents Posing as Darknet Crypto Traders Arrest Criminals

Agents acting under the purview of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have arrested more than 35 criminals by posing as cryptocurrency traders on the darknet.

World’s Second Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Resumes Operations After ‘Risk Warning’

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has resumed trading a day after suspending activities due to system upgrade, followed by a warning from their risk management system...

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